Brief & Drenching
Naima Green’s photography conducts experiments in being. Her portrait-making begins in the form of an invitation to her sitter, to co-create a context and allow themselves to evolve within it.
About Naima Green
Naima Green is an artist and educator currently living between Brooklyn, NY and Mexico City, Mexico. She holds an MFA in Photography from ICP–Bard, an MA from Teachers College, Columbia University, and a BA from Barnard College. Her work has been featured in exhibitions at the Smart Museum of Art, MASS MoCA, International Center of Photography, Houston Center for Photography, Bronx Museum, BRIC, ltd los angeles, Gallery 102, Gracie Mansion Conservancy, Shoot the Lobster, the Studio Museum in Harlem, and Arsenal Gallery. Green has been an artist-in-residence at Mass MoCA, Pocoapoco, Bronx Museum, Vermont Studio Center, and is a recipient of the Myers Art Prize at Columbia University. Her work is in the collections of MoMA Library, the International Center of Photography Library, Decker Library at MICA, National Gallery of Art, Teachers College, Columbia University, and the Barnard College Library.
I believe that Black and POC centered queer histories must be created, well-maintained, and widely accessible within our own communities and beyond. Photography allows me to create homes, places, and spaces of belonging, a site to be seen and to have ownership.
– Naima Green